Fig and Blue Cheese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

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fig and blue cheese salad

Take advantage of one of the seasons sweetest treats – figs! They are delicious cooked or raw and this salad combines them with the saltiness of blue cheese and sweetness of reduced balsamic vinegar in a simple yet beautiful starter.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Bartenura balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup baby red leaf lettuce, torn
  • 5 figs, halved
  • 1/4 cup Danish blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

In a small saucepan, reduce balsamic vinegar by simmering over medium low heat for about 5 minutes or until thickened.

In a bowl, combine lettuce, figs, cheese, hazelnuts and olive oil. Divide between two plates or bowls and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Season with salt and pepper to taste.